The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment is seeking the public's help in solving the theft of a payloader, that occurred sometime between December 22 and January 2 from a business property on Ste-Catherine Street, south of St-Isidore. The yellow 2006 John Deere, model 544J, equipped with an adjustable hydraulic snow blade, is valued at approximately $75,000. Anyone with information that can help nab the culprits is asked to contact Constable Alexandre Bolduc at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.
Be wary of the old tax fraud scam.
A local woman advises she received a bogus phone call warning her that she was facing tax fraud charges.
She was given a phone number that is linked to a fraud ring.
Another scheme has someone posing as a retailer who alerts a consumer his or her credit card account has been compromised. The victim is then told to call 911, as well as his or her financial institution, to report the fraud, but when the target hangs up, the person is unaware the call is not disconnected.
Police say the victims are then led to believe they made an outgoing call and are speaking to authorities.
The victims are then told to go to their banking institution to transfer funds into a different account which is supposedly intended to safeguard their funds. The victim has in fact received these instructions from the original fraudster.
Don't blame the roads.
That is the message from the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment, which responded to 26 accidents Wednesday and Thursday.
The prime culprit, according to the OPP, is poor driving, not poor road conditions.
Police urge motorists to slow down, stay alert and stay in control.
A search warrant executed by Ontario Provincial Police and the Cornwall Community Street Crime in The Nation resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine (speed) pills, marijuana, crack cocaine, psilocybin (mushrooms), hydromorphone tablets, Canadian currency, and drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking. OPP also seized one prohibited firearm and a stolen four-wheeler ATV.
Shawn Leblanc, 33, of Fournier, faces several charges, including possession of illicit drugs for the purpose of trafficking, unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm and careless storage of a weapon.
A 23-year-old Ottawa man died Saturday when the vehicle he was driving rolled over on the eastbound Highway 417 near Dunvegan.
Matthias Foks was pronounced deceased at the hospital after the vehicle left the roadway, rolled over, coming to rest in the centre median, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.
The Hawkesbury Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) needs the assistance of the public to identify two men operating under "Ontario Air Duct" which advertises through Facebook.
A resident of Alfred-Plantagenet Township has been victimized after using their services for air duct cleaning. Once the appointment was made, two male subjects attended the victim's home to complete the work. During the course of their visit, one subject committed a gesture of a sexual nature towards the victim. Both men left the residence driving an orange-coloured business truck. The victim was not physically injured during this incident.
This matter is still under investigation. The Hawkesbury OPP is asking that if you have any information on this company, have hired their services or, know the subjects, to contact Detective/Constable Eddy Saardi at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.
A team of OPP officers is scheduled to play the Char-Lan DHS boys hockey team in an exhibition game Monday afternoon in Williamstown, raising funds in support of the Julie MacLachlan Foundation.
Students from the high school will be filling the stands.
Opening puck drop is slated for 2:15 p.m. More information is available on the event Facebook page here.
A section of Highway 401 remains closed following a multiple vehicle collision on Highway 401 between Prescott and Highway 416.
Preliminary investigation has indicated that two transport trailers and three vehicles were travelling eastbound on Highway 401 when the collision occurred.
Two individuals were pronounced deceased at the scene. Three individuals have been transported to the hospital by ambulance and one individual by air ambulance with serious and life-threatening injuries.
The identity of the deceased is being held pending notification of next of kin.
A 60-year-old male from Brossard, Quebec was arrested for dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm.
Highway 401 eastbound is closed until further notice.
Highway 401 westbound remains closed from an earlier collision on November 27 at approximately 3:50 p.m. involving two other transport trailers.
The Ontario Provincial Police Technical Collision Investigator is assisting with the investigation.
Anyone with information on the above occurrence is asked to call Grenville County O.P.P. Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don't go to court, and you could earn a cash reward.